serious emotional or behavioral disorder

serious emotional or behavioral disorder

Psychiatry Emotional and/or social impairment in a child or adolescent that disrupts academic and/or developmental progress, family and/or interpersonal relationships, and impairs functioning for at least one yr, or with impairment of short duration and ↑ severity
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Five focus groups were composed of a total of 41 family caregivers, each of whom worked more than 30 hours per week and each of whom cared for at least one child with a serious emotional or behavioral disorder in the home.
This article extends the work--family literature by reporting the results of a study with the specific focus on families with children having serious emotional or behavioral disorders. Compared with other employed parents, employed parents of children with disabilities report high levels of stress and work interruptions (Freeman, Litchfield, & Warfield, 1995; Krauskopf & Akabas, 1988).
The 41 focus group parents represented 39 different families, all with children who had serious emotional or behavioral disorders. Of the 106 children in these families, 60 were identified as having significant mental health problems.
Many students with serious emotional or behavioral disorders remain in regular classes and receive little or no special help of any kind.
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